Archive for March, 2013

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Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Marina di Ravenna (RA), 01012013

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Posted in Landscape, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Brenner Motorway, 25122012

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Posted in Landscape with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Modena, 26082012

SEASCAPES

Posted in Landscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Lido di Savio (RA), 13-18082012

The pictures above are part of my “Seascape” project, a work I have started two years ago.
You may have a look at Seascape 2011 or Seascape 2012.

BLACK 4:3 RECTANGLE

Posted in Abstract, Photography with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Modena, 17032013
Black 4:3 rectangle
A tribute to Kazimir Severinovič Malevič (1878 – 1935)

Obtained with a 30 seconds exposure, f/16, at ISO 100. Lens: 20 mm (40 mm equivalent).
The photograph has been digitally mounted over a white field.

Here below you can see the original unmounted photograph:

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SEA SIDE SCAPE

Posted in Abstract, Landscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

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Lido di Savio (RA), 13-1808212

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TODAY: MIKAEL OLSSON

Posted in Architecture, Authors, Photographic Culture, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by Stefano Mazza

I had the opportunity to know Mikael Olsson‘s work in September 2009, when I was in Göteborg, Sweden, for a job trip. I had a couple of hours before taking the airplane back to Italy, so in the meantime I visited the Hasselblad Foundation, that is in the very center of Göteborg. My hope was to see the New Nordic Photography exibition, that helds every year, but I was even luckier, because I could see a preview of “Södrakull Frösakull“, a wonderful photographic work that was under installation in that moment.

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Södrakull Frösakull: Artipelag, Stockholm 2012. FK09.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

I was deeply impressed by the exibition: the pictures are an experience of both exploration and curiosity, of formal integrity and freedom. I would add that I felt a very “swedish” look, with a great attention to surfaces, colour choices and with a calm and suspended atmosphere.

“Södrakull Frösakull” is a double concept on two architectural works by Bruno Mathsson, who was one of the leading designers in Sweden.
Frösakull is the first one: a house that Mathsson both designed and lived in. Mikael Olsson has directly interacted with the remains of the house, living in its spaces and taking pictures from inside.

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Södrakull Frösakull. FK01.2000 ©Mikael Olsson

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Södrakull Frösakull. FK03.2003 ©Mikael Olsson

The second one is Södrakull, a residence which Olsson has depicted from the outside, without having access to the house, using a voyeuristic approach, often through half-drawn curtains and playing with reflections.

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Södrakull Frösakull. SK12.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

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Södrakull Frösakull. FK04.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

In certain aspects, like the use of ambient light, the interplay between full and empty and the use of “thresholds” as compositional strategy, Mikael Olsson reminds me to some works of the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943 – 1992).

The publication “Södrakull Frösakull – Mikael Olsson” with texts by Beatriz Colomina, Hans Irrek and Helena Mattsson was released by Steidl Verlag (2011).

Mikael Olsson’s works can be viewed at the author’s website:

www.mikaelolsson.se